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Residential Tenancies Act 2010 No 42
Current version for 7 July 2017 to date (accessed 23 August 2017 at 23:36)
Part 5 Division 2 Section 87
87   Breach of agreement
(1)  A landlord may give a termination notice on the ground that the tenant has breached the residential tenancy agreement.
(2)  The termination notice must specify a termination date that is not earlier than 14 days after the day on which the notice is given.
(3)  The termination notice may specify a termination date that is before the end of the fixed term of the residential tenancy agreement if it is a fixed term agreement.
(4)  The Tribunal may, on application by a landlord, make a termination order if it is satisfied that:
(a)  the tenant has breached the residential tenancy agreement, and
(b)  the breach is, in the circumstances of the case, sufficient to justify termination of the agreement, and
(c)  the termination notice was given in accordance with this section and the tenant has not vacated the premises as required by the notice.
(5)  In considering the circumstances of the case, the Tribunal may consider (but is not limited to considering) the following:
(a)  the nature of the breach,
(b)  any previous breaches,
(c)  any steps taken by the tenant to remedy the breach,
(d)  any steps taken by the landlord about the breach,
(e)  the previous history of the tenancy.
(6)  The Tribunal may refuse to make a termination order if it is satisfied that the tenant has remedied the breach.
Note.
 Section 154E sets out additional matters to be considered if the residential tenancy agreement is a social housing tenancy agreement.